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Listening: Duelund DCA10GA tinned-copper speaker cables - the art of tone!

If you're not familiar with the Duelund Coherent Audio's tinned-copper cable product line you can catch up by reading my An Adventure in the Art of Tone with the Duelund Coherent Audio DCA Series of Tinned-Copper Cables article in Positive Feedback HERE.  When I went to fetch the link for the article, just now, I... Read More »

First listen: The new Duelund Dual DCA12GA tinned-copper speaker cables!

My rule of thumb for the Duelund DCA tinned-copper cables when used as speaker cables is that the richer and fuller sounding DCA12GA has been a great match to my Tannoy Westminster Royal SE loudspeakers, while the more direct and vivid sounding DCA16GA has been a great match to my collection of vintage Altec loudspeakers.... Read More »

New Duelund Production Efficiencies Allow Bypass Capacitor Price Reductions! Updated x 2!

Way back in 2017 when I wrote about the 0.01uF 600V Duelund tinned-copper foil wax/oil bypass caps (HERE) they were selling for an MSRP of $96 USD each, and the 0.01uF 600V Duelund pure silver foil wax/oil bypass caps were selling for an MSRP of $132 USD each. You could pick up the 0.01uF Duelund... Read More »

2019 in retrospect, my 2020 New Year's Resolutions, the year ahead, and other stuff! Part 3.

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series of posts, 2019 has been a rather unprecedented year in writing about audio and music, with the year-end number of blog posts published at Jeff's Place coming in at 210, and 5 feature reviews for Positive Feedback.  I feel really fortunate to have had so much... Read More »

2019 in retrospect, my 2020 New Year's Resolutions, the year ahead, and other stuff! Part 2.

It is good to reflect back on a year and consider all that has happened in one's life, both to appreciate the good things that have happened, as well as to gain insights from one's dumbo moves. I feel extremely fortunate, for my 2019 was truly an amazing year in music, audio, and life generally.... Read More »

2019 in retrospect, my 2020 New Year's Resolutions, the year ahead, and other stuff! Part 1.

2019 has been an outstanding audio and music year for me, and I thought a retrospective of its high points would be fun to reflect back upon and share with you, as 2020 is already knocking on the door and demanding attention. In 2019 there were all those little adventures and discoveries I wrote about... Read More »

Jeff checking in ... upcoming reviews and other cool things!

THE DUELUND-ALTEC PROJECT! I am so inspired and pleased by the way the Duelund-Altec Project turned out that I practically have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming! Be sure to get out and read the feature article at Positive Feedback at the above link, as I think you'll really enjoy it, and it will... Read More »

The Duelund-Altec Project: Update x 4 and final step!

It's been a long road from the conception of the idea of building custom state-of-art Duelund CAST tinned-copper crossovers with Frederik Carøe of Duelund Coherent Audio for the historically important vintage - and state-of-art for their time period - "Stokowski" Altec loudspeakers that were custom built for conductor Leopold Stokowski back in the early 1960s... Read More »

First Listen: The new Duelund plastic-free RCA's & DCA16GA interconnects!

I told you about the new pre-assembled Duelund Coherent Audio DCA16GA tinned-copper interconnects in my last "Today's Fresh Catch" post (HERE). The new pre-assembled Duelund DCA16GA interconnects are notable for a couple of reasons, the first being that you can buy them pre-assembled from Duelund instead of having to build them yourself as in the... Read More »

Today's Fresh Catch: A Duelund Coherent Audio world's first just announced!

This morning I got an email from Frederik about the pending delivery of the new Duelund Coherent Audio plastic-free RCA's that he thinks makes for a nice improvement in performance over the already superb Duelund RCA's that I've been terminating my interconnects with. In his classic short teaser style, Frederik said, "It’s a world’s first... Read More »

Happy Duelund Tuesday!

This morning I got a message from Frederik Carøe at Duelund Coherent Audio that said, "Something fun coming your way ..." and nothing else, but with a photo of Frederik holding a new Duelund RCA (photo below). I love to get these teaser mystery messages from Frederik! The photo below is of the current Duelund... Read More »

Altec dreams ... and what sweet dreams they are!

I've gone completely bonkers over vintage Altec loudspeakers, which comes as no surprise to you if you're a regular reader of Jeff's Place.  It's not that there aren't other speakers I enjoy listening to, like my Westminster's, for example, but there's just something really special about the way Altec loudspeakers play the music. Ok, so... Read More »

A DIY Duelund 600V DCA20GA RCA interconnect - first listen!

As I mentioned in my earlier listening impressions for selecting the optimal mix of the vintage-inspired Duelund DCA tinned-copper tone cables for the Duelund-Altec Project (HERE), I was particularly fascinated by Bill's intriguing comment on The Duelund-Altec Project: DCA16GA vs DCA20GA for the Altec 804A 16-Ohm compression drivers? post HERE. Bill shared his experiences with the new 600V... Read More »

Update: The Duelund-Altec Project

It's time for another update on the Duelund-Altec Project. In my most recent updates of the Duelund-Altec Project I discussed the overall project context HERE, the selection of speaker cables for the most complementary voicing HERE, and I wrote a just-for-fun post about the musicality magic of vintage Altec's HERE.  I've never been enamored of... Read More »

The Duelund-Altec Project: The Fifth Week Update! OMG!

The fifth week of listening to the Duelund-Altec Project's state-of-art Duelund CAST tinned-copper crossovers with the vintage "Stokowski" Altec's brought momentous changes in what I was hearing, and in a very satisfying way both musically and sonically. In fact, I posted to my Facebook pals, "OMG! The Duelund-Altec Project's exotic Duelund CAST tinned-copper crossovers are sounding so good... Read More »

Listening impressions of the DIY 600V Duelund DCA12GA tinned-copper power cable after 3 days on the Cable Cooker!

After providing the update of Ron's, Leo's and my listening impressions from last Friday, I then put my DIY 600V Duelund DCA12GA power cable on my Audiodharma Cable Cooker and let it get 3 days of run-in time. While I was letting the DIY 600V Duelund DCA12GA power cable get some run-in time on the Cable... Read More »

The Duelund-Altec Project: Three weeks worth of listening - update!

In my last post about the Duelund-Altec Project crossovers, I reported on the changes in performance I've heard from the "Stokowski" Altec's Duelund CAST tinned-copper crossovers as they accumulated two weeks worth of run-in time. Over the first two weeks I've noted that the high-frequency (HF) and low-frequency (LF) circuits of the crossovers were running... Read More »

The Duelund-Altec Project: Two weeks worth of listening!

Today marks two weeks of run-in time for the new Duelund CAST tinned-copper crossovers in the "Stokowski" Altec's.  I've been running the Seattle Jazz24 stream whenever there's not an LP spinning on my CTC Garrard 301. If you love jazz be sure to check out Jazz24. The Jazz24 stream sounds great, plays 24/7, has a great selection of jazz,... Read More »

The Duelund-Altec Project: A weeks worth of listening!

Today marks a week of listening to the impressive Duelund CAST tinned-copper crossovers on the "Stokowski" Altec's as they've been getting some run-in time on them.  I've been getting about 6 to 8 hours of music-playing time on them a day over the last week, so I'm somewhere in the range of 42 to 56... Read More »

The Duelund-Altec Project: Further listening to the completed CAST Sn-Cu crossovers!

I finished wiring up the Duelund CAST tinned-copper crossovers on Thursday last week, and they probably have about 12 hours of run-in time on them now. It's probably still a little early to say too much about what to expect during the run-in process with the Duelund CAST Sn-Cu crossovers, but I thought I'd go... Read More »

The Duelund-Altec Project: First listen to the completed crossovers!

Yesterday when I signed off, I had just finished connecting the Duelund CAST tinned-copper crossover in the right "Stokowski" Altec loudspeaker, and did a little listening to compare it to the Altec N-500-D crossover in the left loudspeaker. The "Stokowski" Altec's actually sounded really good with their original Altec N-500-D crossovers, so I wasn't sure... Read More »

The Duelund Coherent Audio RCA Connectors!

As you know, I’m a huge fan of the Duelund DCA series of tinned-copper tone wire for building interconnects (the DCA20GA and DCA16GA). In fact, one high-profile industry insider with impeccable credentials and taste told me that his Duelund DCA20GA interconnects terminated with Duelund RCA’s are the best sounding interconnects he’s heard at any price.... Read More »

A look through the crystal ball at what's coming to Jeff's Place in 2019!

It sure is delight to be up and running here on Jeff's Place at Positive Feedback for 2019, and I'm "sharpening up my pencil" now to do a little writing about music, hifi, and other stuff for you! I'm in the process of vetting review inquiries sent to me, and sending out review inquiries of my... Read More »

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